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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Knits Are My New Fave

These t-shirts are all from Ottobre Magazine.  The cutest ever owl knit is from Stoffe and so are the hearts (which I also got in pink).  I loved that ruched sleeve tee so much that I made two.  They will be perfect layering pieces as the weather cools.

My jump-roping girl is wearing a Charlie Mack-a-doodle dress.  My good friend made this pattern because she loves knit dresses for her girls, but wanted to have a slimmer alternative than she could find available in a pattern.  This pattern makes a great tank top, then there is an optional drop-waist pattern piece (I also added a ruffle) and a full or 3/4 circle skirt option.  So it's a build-your-own kind of thing.  This dress is going to be great layered over my purple ruched-sleeve shirt.

To add to the knit cuteness, the designer of the above pattern is about to release a t-shirt pattern with sleeve options.  The cool thing is that you could just add the drop waist and skirt onto the t-shirt and have a flutter, short or long-sleeved dress.
Here is my tester tee.

One more stretch fabric garment to show.

I never did take the time to do any more muslins on that "perfect" 70's swim suit pattern, but I did make myself a suit from a ladies' underwear pattern by Jocole. Again, there are tons of options: high-waisted, brief, bikini, boy short, different leg openings, lace accents, ruching.  Seriously, this is the only underwear pattern you will ever need.
 I just winged the top and it still needs some elastic in the bottom and cups sewn in.


  1. I love those shirts. And the swimsuit looks too. :) You've been busy. I have so many things I'd love to make but I just haven't had the time.